How to Add Font Awesome 4.2 Support to a Blog


This post was originally published on my blog on January 14th, 2015.

One thing I miss about Fargo blogs were their Font Awesome support. It appears that a number of templates include a minified Font Awesome stylesheet, but it only supports version 3.1 of Font Awesome, which has a different syntax than the latest version. lets you edit a theme with GitHub, so I thought I’d add the latest icon support to this blog.

In the repository, the closest theme I could find resembling the minimal theme I’ve been using is Apex. I forked it, cloned the repository to my Linux VPS, and added the following line to the head element in theme.html:

<link href="//" rel="stylesheet">

I then added, committed and pushed changes, and voila (as you can see at the beginning of this post)!

To add the twitter icon, I just typed <i class=”fa fa-twitter”></i> into Evernote. To make the icon bigger, I just used the WYSIWYG to increase the font-size. It’s a little wonky, but it works.